The History of the Atom includes the following learning objectives:

  • Describe the alpha particle scattering experiment;
  • Infer from the results of the alpha particle scattering experiment the existence and small size of the nucleus;
  • Develop an awareness of how scientific knowledge progresses;
  • Describe a simple model for the nuclear atom, including protons, neutrons and electrons;
  • Outline one limitation of Rutherford?s model of the atom.

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